About the Course
Create an unusual 3d sketchbook that is inspiring and beautiful! Use beautiful porcelain paperclay to create thin but strong sheets of clay, covered with your own designs and text, ready to be cut and laced into unique and sculptural porcelain books. A fantastic introduction to working with paperclay and a fun way to explore your creative ideas using an unusual material and some interesting techniques including scraffito, stamping and printing.
Develop your designs creatively and loosely, exploring layout and visual affects. Paperclay is a versatile clay that can be layered, re-worked and coloured before firing. All the materials and tools are included. All work will be fired and will be ready to collect from the Brewery Arts after a few weeks. This workshop is a good introduction to working freely with clay sheets and a wonderful way to learn about the basics of paperclay.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials will be provided. You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio and a £5 voucher to spend in our cafe is included.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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